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    the Cubs won the World Series? I know it would be huge, but how huge?

  • #2
    I think it would be bigger than when the Redsox won in 04. I cant even imagine what Chicago would be like. I guarantee there would be thousands of kids not going to school the next day along with adults calling off work. Chicago would be shut down. Least the north side would.
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    • #3
      Depending on what the regular season and playoffs were like and who they were playing in the series; it'd have a good chance to set a 'most-viewed' world series on t.v.

      I've tried to capture a feel how I thought it would go in the thread 'Myth of Wrigley': my figuring was the media in general would be shameless cheerleaders....till any moment when the cubs got into a difficult spot, then they would begin wailing and squealing about how the cubs can't win and it's all Wrigley-field's fault...

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      • #4
        I think the moon would turn blood red and there would be great wailing and gnashing of teeth.

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        • #5
          At least in St. Louis, anyway.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Iowanic View Post
            At least in St. Louis, anyway.
            Eh...wouldn't really diminish our historic greatness or anything. I don't think most people would be too heartbroken here. the problem is, we would NEVER hear the end of it from local Cubs fans.
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            • #7
              Which is the way it should be.

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              • #8
                Wrigley is located in the middle of a huge tavern district, in a part of own where Cub fans are like rabid dogs. Im a CHGO Policeman and I was down there on detail the night of Bartmans famous grab 14 Oct '03. It was a warm Oct. evening and the Cub fans were slobbering at the mouth cause they knew if they won that game they won the pennant and then nobody would stop them. At the beginning of the 8'th inning I told my partner, "they may just win this thing and if they do there aint enough of us down here". Ive been thru all the Bulls Championship riots and I think a Cubs pennant that night would have been worse. The park was jammed and every Gin Mill in Northern IL. was packed and they were all drunk.

                Well then the crash and the place emptied, all the fans looking like punch drunk boxers. Everyone knew they would lose the next one due to the curse. But had they won that night the city would have gone mad. The pennant alone would have done it and who knows what a WS win at home would bring.

                Hell the last time they won one you had to drive to the game in a horse and buggy.
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                • #9
                  What if.... Theo Epstein was hired as the GM of the Cubs. Would he be able to help the organization reach the promised ground in the next 5 years or so?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Richard View Post
                    I know it would be huge, but how huge?
                    The world will explode.
                    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bob Sacamento View Post
                      What if.... Theo Epstein was hired as the GM of the Cubs. Would he be able to help the organization reach the promised ground in the next 5 years or so?
                      Yes. By year 5 players from his 1st draft would be up and all the crap contracts would be gone, etc.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Uncoach View Post
                        Yes. By year 5 players from his 1st draft would be up and all the crap contracts would be gone, etc.
                        maybe the cubs should just tank the next 5 seasons losing a 100 every year to always get the best picks. in that way they would have a really great farm system (similar to the rays who also were helped by sucking over an expanded period thus having a great farm system) and all the bad contracts are gone. then they could get some good FAs to supplement the home grown core and win a WS.
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                        • #13
                          The Cubs will win one. The Sox winning one proves anything is possible. Its just a matter of time. Getting rid of that wretched GM was a big step and at this point theres no reason to fire a coach since they arent going anywheres next year anyways. But they will. Eventually the worm will turn. They have to lay the groundword to be competative on a year to year basis instead of just throwing money around.

                          And frankly there are no fan bases more deserving. My best friends dad is as mad a Cub fan as you can find and he's about 80yo now. I bet he has never missed watching a game since he retired. I hope he gets his wish before he passes.
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                          • #14
                            I remember thinking how utterly amazing a possible Cubs-Redsox World Series in 2003 (or am I off a year? of course, neither team made it very far) would have been. It probably would have smashed all viewing records and would have been tops for at least a decade afterwards. Oh well.

                            My Mom promised me that she won't die until the Cubs win a WS, so I expect (and certainly hope!) that she'll live a long life.

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                            • #15
                              ESPN will forget they're base central for Mt. Myopia and will talk about it for five minutes, then spend the next 45 minutes talking about what the Red Sox and Yankees will do to try to win it next year.
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